When you are totally hating a reading experience do you…
A) keep reading, or
B) leave that book in the dust and move on to something more enjoyable?
Today, Brian Eichenberger and I are diving straight into this hotly debated issue, discussing horrible books that taught us lessons we still think about allllll the time. Brian is the kind of reader who wants to chew on big ideas, follow characters from childhood to old age to see what makes people tick, and who loves big juicy family sagas. But he also has a taste for the unusual, so I’ll be recommending 3 titles that hopefully hit more than one target.
Let’s get to it!
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Books mentioned in this episode:
● Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
● The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
● The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera
● Milkman, by Anna Burns
● The Unnamed, by Joshua Ferris
● Then We Came to the End, by Joshua Ferris
♥ The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender
● An Invisible Sign of My Own, by Aimee Bender
♥ The Hike, by Drew Magary
● The Last Romantics, by Tara Conklin
● The Children’s Crusade, by Ann Packer
● Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett
● The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin
♥ The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer
● Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
▵ A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
▵ The World According to Garp, by John Irving
● Nothing to See Here, by Kevin Wilson
● Perfect Little World, by Kevin Wilson
● The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett
● The Ensemble, by Aja Gabel